meant to move.
What is MovMeant?
“Your body is your subconscious mind.” – Dr. Candace Pert.
Emotional memory is stored in the mind-body. It lives within every crevice of our being. MovMeant releases the mind-body of stored trauma to bring forth healing through a felt sense creative process. Not all feelings can be expressed verbally. MovMeant supplies a safe space to explore our emotional landscape by physically moving our way through the storm. The body constantly gives us subtle cues. Many of us are aware of external or verbal signs but unfortunately we quickly dismiss our powerful intuitive nature. MovMeant will guide you towards reconnecting body-mind-spirit by using various movement practices, explorative exercises, vocalization, breath and playful imagination to assist in your self-love journey towards a more peacefully connected you.
Who is the MovMeant Audience?
MovMeant is for everyBODY (ALL LEVELS). All our bodies are meant to move! Bodies in motion are essential for our health and spirit. It instantly improves our mood, creates healthier body image, self esteem and makes for a fun way to lower stress and anxiety. MovMEANT improves cardiovascular endurance, muscle tone, balance and coordination but most importantly it’s a creative release towards clarity and peace of mind. MovMeant is an intimate internal inquiry. Everyone can gain greater insight from this practice. It only requires an open mind and a body willing to move it’s way through emotional discharge. It is a free form physical experience helpful in gaining greater understanding of your ever-changing self through sensory and energetic systems. All classes and workshops are ALL LEVELS, ages 16 and up is recommended unless otherwise noted.
How is MovMeant different from a dance class?
Every movement practice will challenge the body in obvious ways. Moving your body, getting the blood flowing and sweat glowing is never a bad idea. The element that differs a dance class from a MovMeant experience is it’s therapeutic-like healing aspect which takes the practitioner to another level of self awareness and inner cleansing. MovMeant is NOT about perfecting steps or keeping up with choreography. It’s about using the physical outer experience to connect us to our inner ones. The body and mind are so interconnected that change in one directly impacts the other when approached consciously. MovMEANT is explored primarily though felt sense as a tool to help guide the practitioner towards a greater understanding of self, rather than showcasing the latest choreography or keeping up with dance steps. These classes provide a safe space under qualified guidance and direction that greatly encourages self expression, individual pacing, and nurtures your BEYOUtiful YOUniqueness to shine!
PHILOSOPHY OF MovMEANT: Movement is Medicine.
Tamara has always used movement as a source of self care, even as a child. It’s therapeutic-like tendencies combined with a creative outlet, invite an inner cleansing like no other form of expression. Being a feisty little scorpio, movement was always available to her as “medicine”, no matter the space, money or time and she has embraced her calling to share it’s magic with the world. Noticing a lack of safe space to move free, Tamara decided to redirect her more technical movement based classes towards soul searching free movement. The effects of this euphoric practice are felt instantly! Students leave classes feeling refreshed, energized and inspired! No one can deny the mind blowing power of MovMEANT medicine! This practice provides a non judgment zone to be YOU, be boldly unapologetic and speak through whatever means necessary to release your inner toxins and confront your fears. Tamara has forged ahead sharing her guided free movement throughout the world and couldn’t feel more fulfilled and inspired.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
MovMeant is rooted in the power of breath and vocalization. Unlocking the throat chakra is at the core of this empowering practice. Tamara guides her students through breath-to-movement creative explorative exercises and lightly choreographed movement sequences to assist in activating your felt sense. This is done without labels, rules, or expectations, within a non judgement zone inviting YOU to be unapologetically YOU.
Tamara guides, but you decide! Classes and workshops are ALL LEVELS unless otherwise noted. MovMeant is YOUR practice first and foremost. YOU choose how far you want to dig in. Students are always encouraged to take it at their own pace and comfort level. Your breath is your internal music setting the pace for your practice as the movement allows your spirit to run wild. This invigorating combo of breath to movement within an openly structured class provides a space for the spirit to dance and the rest is your primitive organism performing natures magic!
Tamara’s guided classes and workshops are one of a kind. She guides her classes/ workshops/ intensives through intuitive teaching. By observing her students closely and providing a safe environment to play, an honest conversation unfolds. Tamara has been teaching all styles of movement for over 20 years and has been a professional and world class athlete/ dancer/ contortionist/ gymnast/ rhythmic gymnast/ aerialist/ artist/ choreographer/ yoga practitioner for well over 35 years (refer to bio). All she shares comes from her personal experiences, her daily practice and life lessons. As she evolves, so do her teachings, so prepare to always be surprised and challenged to explore deeper. Open minds and open hearts are strongly encouraged. The more vulnerable the approach, the more discovery unfolds.
Tamara Levinson AKA Cuchira, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She competed in the 1992 Olympic Games in the sport of rhythmic gymnastics. She was a three time National Champion representing the USA in international competitions. After her eighteen years on this earth as a well-oiled athletic machine, she moved to New York City to find her human side. New York City not only became home, but a playground for self discovery and movement became the biggest lifetime tool she gained in that adventure.
There she fell in love with all forms of movement, dancing every night at underground clubs and taking all sorts of classes during the days. Her exploration was endless. Her versatility led her to having an over 20 year career as a professional movement artist and choreographer. She fulfilled her dream of dancing on multiple world tours with Madonna and along side countless other well known artists. Her love for live avant-garde theatre and performance art coincided with her Argentine roots when she joined the original NYC Off-Broadway cast of “De La Guarda”. She later formed the creative team of the hit show Fuerzabruta, NYC and internationally.
Ms. Levinson’s greatest passion and proudest venture to date is her creation of MovMEANT. Guiding students internationally through this profoundly intimate experience, drives her endlessly. She teaches from gut instinct with pure love and passion for her students and her art. Curiosity drives the constant progression of MovMEANT. “A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education.” Every class she teaches is different. It’s ever changing, just like ourselves and our world. Come experience freedom. You are meant to move!